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Old 01-24-2006, 06:37 AM   #2
Yann Golanski
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Dojo: York Shodokan Aikido
Location: York, United Kingdom.
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Re: should there be an age for black belts?

Shodokan does not allow shodan or above to under 18s. In fact, you have to re-grade all the sylabus when you turn 18 -- sure, you generally get to 2/1 kyu on your first grading cause really you know most of it.

Remember that due to physionomy, under 16s should not use wrist locks. It can permanently damage said wrist.

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